“Kem Sokha made his oral submission during the questioning hearing. He asked that all the charges against him be dropped and that he be released. His submission was recorded by the court clerk.”

Hem Socheat, Kem Sokha’s lawyer, after the CNRP president appeared in court in Phnom Penh. (Radio Free Asia)
“Hun Sen controls Cambodian politics through a tight mesh of personal relationships that binds together the CPP, leading tycoons, and the senior echelons of the security forces.”

Sebastian Strangio, author of a biography of Hun Sen. (Channel NewsAsia)
“In the next few weeks, we expect to receive more than 70 individuals in the two largest groups we have ever encountered. This will dramatically strain, if not completely overwhelm, our ability to provide appropriate and urgently needed services.”

Bill Herod, an adviser to the*Returnee Integration Support Center in Phnom Penh, on the scheduled return of Cambodian American deportees from the U.S. (NBC News)
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